15-01-18 TWIC

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a method akin to deep-frying to create 3D graphene structures, a method of enhancing microscope images of tissues using a swelling polymer, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

Featured Stories

Deep-fried graphene has energy-related applications: [Article] [Study]

Temporary ‘tattoo’ monitors diabetics’ glucose levels: [Article] [Study]

Swelling polymer enhances cell & tissue images: [Article] [Video] [Study]

Valuable metal extraction from sewage sludge: [Article] [Study]

‘Chemistry’s toughest synthesis’ put on hold: [Article]

Notable Mentions

Secrets of caddisfly silk’s strength uncovered: [Article] [Study]

Bisphenol-A & S cause hyperactivity in zebrafish embryos: [Article] [Study]

Chemical weapons detector sniffs out mustard gas and lewisite: [Article] [Study]

Thanks to @AlanRew for help with this week’s links. Keep track of older ‘This Week in Chemistry’ posts on the category page, or via the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter.

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